Most U.S. colleges — 89% — reported zero incidents of rape in 2015, according to American Association of University Women (AAUW) analysis of data provided by schools to the U.S. Department of Education.
Reported is the key word. Just because a school had no rape reports doesn’t mean no rapes happened.
AAUW’s findings very likely do not reflect the true state of sexual violence among college students, since a majority of incidents go unreported. In fact, a 2014 report by the U.S. Department of Justice estimated that 80% of student victims don’t report their rape or sexual assault to police, based on data from 1995–2013.
Still, the 2015 AAUW report isn’t as rosy as the previous year’s. In 2014, 91% of schools reported zero rapes, based on annual crime data disclosed by more than 11,000 colleges and universities.
Yes, it is true that just because a rape was not reported does not mean that it did not occur. However, the fact that there was no report also means that we cannot claim/speculate that one did occur either. Thus, the official statistic is what we have to go by, and the official statistic is damning for the feminist narrative.
At the same time, however, there is one glaring point that was not mentioned in this article either. Indeed, while they mention that these are just the “reported” sexual assaults, and then they insinuate that there are more assaults occurring then are reported, what they neglect to mention is that out of the genuinely reported sexual assaults, a good number of those were likely ultimately found to be unsubstantiated or outright false allegations (and I speak from actual investigative experience here).
So, not only are the number of college sexual assaults drastically less than feminists and SJWs want you to believe, but the number of proven ones — proven in a legitimate court of law, that is — is even less than that. And that is even more damning for the SJW narrative.